Migration Museum, Adelaide

(4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Learn about European immigration and settlement of South Australia at Migration Museum, a social history museum located in what was once the city’s destitute asylum. Between 1850 and 1918 the building housed deserted and destitute men, women, and children, but today maintains both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Featuring nine modern galleries, the museum showcases the history and culture of native peoples before European colonization, as well as the impact immigration had on the country starting with the 19th century. The oldest museum of its kind in Australia, this site aims to promote multiculturalism and tolerance through the preservation and understanding of South Australia’s diverse cultures. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Adelaide holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Migration Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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TripAdvisor
  • We had a bit of time to kill and ventured into this small museum. It really is well organized and presented. There were very few people there. It is interesting to see how Australia has changed over t...  more »
  • An excellent place to visit and it provides some wonderful slices of life through the centuries and through cultures.  more »
  • I was underwhelmed at the Migration museum. I am interested in migration to Adeide because of my family history. No informative staff on hand , one section roped off and except forr the small colonial...  more »
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  • We are so lucky these buildings exist. The exhibitions are well done and the staff are really helpful re info about early SA. well worth a look if you like local history.
  • Loved it and learnt alot
  • An interesting, yet overlooked, museum in the North Terrace district. Add this to your itinerary and you won't be disappointed.
  • Very interesting museum. Definitely visit.
  • Extremely interesting information and helpful staff. It's also free entry.